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Civic EcologyAdaptation and Transformation from the Ground Up$
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Marianne E. Krasny and Keith G. Tidball

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780262028653

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262028653.001.0001

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Policy Frameworks

Policy Frameworks

Scaling Civic Ecology Practices Up and Out

(p.175) 10 Policy Frameworks
Civic Ecology

Marianne E. Krasny

Keith G. Tidball

The MIT Press

Three general steps move civic ecology practices from small local innovations to broader policy innovations: giving a label to the phenomenon (in our case “civic ecology”); becoming more effective as local providers of ecosystem services and contributors to community well-being through partnerships with scientists; and government and larger NGOs formulating policies that allow civic ecology practices to spread. Civic ecology practices are small social or “social-ecological innovations,” whereas larger NGOs and government agencies are policy entrepreneurs who shape the policy environment. Policy entrepreneurs can also bridge between multiple civic ecology practices and larger management initiatives to form regional adaptive and collaborative resource management systems.

Keywords:   Friends of Mitchell Park, Adaptive co-management, Adaptive management, Collaborative management, New York City community gardens, Monitoring civic ecology practices, Bronx River restoration, Bronx River Alliance, Bridging organizations

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